Department:
Retail
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Peterborough
Salary Details:
£24,000 per annum + excellent benefits
17 Apr 2024
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Hours Per Week:
37.5

Job Advert

Do you have experience in retail? Do you have a passion for fashion? Yes, then we have a brand new store opening that may be of interest.

We are excited to be looking for a Shop Manager for our new Peterborough store on a full time (37.5 hours per week) on a permanent contract.

We are looking for a passionate and motivated person to help our store reach full potential.  

We want someone who is excited about charity retail, fashion and who can use their initiative. 

As Shop Manager you will:

  • help develop in store systems and promote donations and sales to maximise profits
  • be representing Mencap as an efficient and charitable organisation by ensuring that your actions reinforce the Mencap aims and values
  • strive to ensure stock is generated from the local area and donors
  • sign up donors to the Gift Aid scheme and ensure maximum income is achieved through Gift Aid
  • be responsible for achieving profit targets by ensuring sales are maximised and the cost are effectively managed
  • Maintain the store to a high standard of presentation throughout.
  • build an effective volunteer team and provide training, development, work reviews and appraisals to paid staff and volunteers
  • Be responsible for all financial and cash handling and health and safety. 

To be a successful Shop Manager, you will be 

  • an experienced manager with the ability to maintain budgets and complete weekly income and banking sheets accurately, preferably with previous charity retail experience at Shop Manager level
  • have a flexible approach to working hours and days including working weekend and Bank Holidays as appropriate.
  • Willing to travel to occasional team meetings, training events and in the initial growth of the new retail train assisting with setting up other new stores.
  • Passionate about the Mencap values and will strive to ensure our Retail brand is successful. 

If you are looking for an exciting new challenge and want to work for an organisation that strives for excellence, we want to hear from you! 

Job ID: 31446
 

We are an equitable, diverse and inclusive organisation and we particularly welcome and encourage disabled applicants and those from the Black and Asian communities to apply for the role as they are under-represented within the workforce.

Benefits

As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our employees.

  • 24 days holiday (plus bank holidays) increasing with long service plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • Service related sick pay when 6 month probation is completed
  • Eligibility to join Mencap Pension Plan where Mencap matches contributions up to 5% on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings. If you don’t join the Plan you start, you will be auto-enrolled after three months with us.
  • Membership of Mencap Pension Plan to include up to 3 times salary death in service live cover AND Income Protection of 50% salary to be triggered at 26 weeks of long term sickness
  • Discounts and cashback from 3% to 30% at high street shops including major super markets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencap Extras
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc.
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Mencap

We work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all our services support people to live life as they choose. Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You will have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist. We want to make you feel inspired to reach your potential.  

Our work includes;

  • providing high-quality, flexible services that allow people to live as independently as possible in a place they choose
  • providing advice through our help lines and web sites

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